Patriots first team to add and lose an MVP QB in same offseason

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It has been an unusual offseason in many ways in the NFL and Sunday’s news that Cam Newton has signed with the Patriots did nothing to change that.

Newton’s signing gives the Patriots an intriguing option to replace Tom Brady as their starting quarterback once the season gets underway in September. It also makes them the answer to a trivia question.

Trey Wingo of ESPN points out, via Elias Sports, that the Patriots are the first team that added a former MVP in the same offseason that saw them lose one.

Newton’s contract doesn’t look much like the one that Brady agreed to with the Buccaneers, but a return to form in New England would lead to a bigger payday down the line. It would also ensure that the quarterback swap in New England remains one of the most intriguing storylines of the 2020 season.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m. ET: The Patriots are actually the first team to add and lose an MVP quarterback in the same offseason. The 2000 Dolphins (Dan Marino retired, Thurman Thomas joined team) and 2005 Cardinals (Emmitt Smith retired, Kurt Warner joined team) also had one MVP enter while another departed.

10 responses to “Patriots first team to add and lose an MVP QB in same offseason

  1. Ok Cam, welcome aboard. How about dressing like you are not trying to replace Prince. Answer your questions, stop pouting and stop saying you get treated different from the refs.

    We are used to no excuses and no antics

    Thank You.

    Every Pats Fan Ever

  2. Listening to all the Patriots fans Stidham is the second coming of Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and John Elway all in one. So why sign a washed up, oft-injured has-been? I can’t see him doing well under BB.

  3. What MVP would you rather have? A multiple MVP candidate and multiple Superbowl appearance QB or the other?

  4. rickfol says:
    June 29, 2020 at 9:53 am
    What MVP would you rather have? A multiple MVP candidate and multiple Superbowl appearance QB or the other?

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    Right now, the other. I saw the former play week 17 against Miami and then against Tannehill in the playoffs, as a Dolphin fan, I wish Brady stuck around.

  5. Cam Newton – 7.5 million
    Colin Kaepernick – 20 million

    Anybody still wondering why the Kneeler is unemployed?

  6. Newton for pennies is too much value to pass on belichick added depth,insurance and competition to the qb room more proof the Pat’s aren’t tanking like so many teams love to do.

  7. “Pat’s aren’t tanking like so many teams love to do”

    Tanking is usually the best thing. NFL history isn’t really that kind to teams that try to keep their heads just above water….

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